Sue Daley Designs Fussy Cutting Mirror EPP English Paper Piecing Patchwork

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This handy little tool is a must have for any patchworker! The Sue Daley Designs Fussy Cutting Mirror allows you to see how a block will look when fussy cut by simply placing the mirror on your fabric over the piece you wish to fussy cut! It is invaluable when English Paper Piecing – simply place your template on the fabric and close the mirror around it to see how that repeat will look when fussy cut.

Sue Daley’s English Paper Piecing

The technique that Sue Daley introduced to the world of English Paper Piecing is the glue-baste method. By using a Sue Daley Sewline fabric glue pen to prepare your shapes, you can easily cut down your preparation time by more than 75%!

English Paper Piecing dates back to the 1800’s and the process of this hand sewing technique was very time consuming. Fabric was thread basted over paper hexagons cut from old letters or ledgers and then whip stitched together. Scissors were used to cut the fabric pieces approximately ¼” larger than the paper shape, meaning a quilt could take years to finish by hand.

Today the same basic principles are used, but technology is a wonderful thing, making this very time consuming technique achievable by patchworkers far and wide. Up until very recently, patchworkers were still basting their fabric onto papers, sewing through the card and fabric with thread! Luckily we now have the Sue Daley method and her range of English Paper Piecing notions to make this technique simple for all sewers.

  • Sue Daley Designs fussy cutting mirror
  • Easily see how a block will look when fussy cut
  • Use together with Sue Daley Designs templates to see how the pattern will repeat
  • Great to use for english paper piecing

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